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Shortlist for inaugural Paul Torday Memorial Prize


Posted on May 15, 2019

The shortlist for the inaugural Paul Torday Memorial Prize was announced today by The Society of Authors. It will be awarded to a first novel by a writer over 60. Prize fund £1,000 plus a set of the c…

Lost Magician wins Teach Primary Award 2019


Posted on May 4, 2019

Delighted to announce that The Lost Magician has won the Teach Primary Book Award 2019 (KS2) The runner up was Our Castle by The Sea , by Lucy Strange, and the other shortlisted titles were Unexpected…

Judges announced for inaugural Paul Torday Prize


Posted on March 11, 2019

Mark Lawson, Kate Mosse and Anita Sethi have been confirmed as the judging panel for the first year of the Paul Torday Memorial Prize for debut novelists over 60. The prize was announced in 2018 by my…

Re-imagining Alice in Wonderland


Posted on February 20, 2019

Curiouser and curiouser…announcing that I have been invited to revisit one of the great children’s books of all time, Alice in Wonderland, by Macmillan – who published the original story. Joining ot…

8½ reasons to celebrate


Posted on January 21, 2019

This year on Thursday 7 March, the Ministry of Stories – of which I am a proud Trustee – will celebrate 8½ years of existence. We’ll be doing this in our time-honoured fashion of hosting an amazing pa…